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Tracking the Cuts: The Dismantling of Our Public Schools
Posted By Lindsay Wagner On August 29, 2013 @ 9:55 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
The Salisbury Post reports  that the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education approved its final budget this week – and 88 jobs were eliminated, including classroom positions. The school system is also increasing its class size formula by one student.
Fifty of the 88 jobs that were eliminated were teacher positions. Many have been rehired in the school system or another school system, although it’s not clear if they were hired in different capacities.
Instructional supplies were cut by $400,000. The school system was able to find $200,000 to keep the cut from being $600,000 overall.
Rowan-Salisbury was able to avoid cutting most teacher assistant positions, although 17 that were added last year were not renewed this year.
Read the full story here .
Rowan-Salisbury joins a growing list  of school districts that have been forced to make difficult cuts as the 2013-14 school year approaches.
While the debate rages on about whether or not North Carolina’s General Assembly actually made damaging cuts to public schools with the 2013-15 budget, NC Policy Watch is keeping a running tally of education funding cuts that local school districts are coping with as they open up for the 2013-14 academic year.
The list below links to stories in local media that detail the funding cuts at the school district level. The information in these stories is subject to change. This list will be continually updated; if you have a report to add, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinton City Schools:
Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Schools:
Nash-Rocky Mount Schools:
Roanoke Rapids Graded School District
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 The Salisbury Post reports: http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20130827/SP01/130829739/1023/school-board-approves-budget-cuts
 a growing list: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/tracking-the-cuts-the-dismantling-of-our-public-schools/
 The Times News: http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/top-news/school-system-determines-impact-of-budget-cuts-1.185888?tc=cr
 Black Mountain News: http://www.blackmountainnews.com/article/20130808/BLACKMOUNTAINNEWS/308080070/Buncombe-makes-2-million-cuts-teacher-assistants
 The News Herald: http://www.morganton.com/news/education/article_cab13bb0-0427-11e3-973c-0019bb30f31a.html
 The Hickory Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/temp_for_duplicates/article_919ac888-fc51-11e2-ad3a-0019bb30f31a.html
 The News-Topic: http://www.newstopic.net/news/local/x2119573563/Caldwell-schools-lose-75-staff-positions
 The Daily Advance: http://www.dailyadvance.com/news/impact-nc-budget-hits-home-2-school-districts-eliminate-9-teacher-assistant-jobs-2132307
 Shelby Star: http://www.shelbystar.com/news/local/local-schools-shuffling-employees-hours-after-state-funding-cuts-1.186084
 The Sampson Independent: http://www.clintonnc.com/view/full_story/23297958/article-State-budget-clips-over-$1M-from-city-schools-budget
 WCTI12.com: http://www.wcti12.com/news/local-school-district-cuts-teacher-assistant-jobs/-/13530444/21300632/-/mhimnaz/-/index.html
 Fayetteville Observer: http://fayobserver.com/articles/2013/08/06/1274323?sac=fo.local
 Gaston Gazette: http://www.gastongazette.com/news/local/budget-ax-falls-on-teacher-assistants-1.188265?page=0
 News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_39d6cd3c-e90e-11e2-9f3b-001a4bcf6878.html?TNNoMobile
 Hickory Daily Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/statesville/news/article_fc4ac4cc-02b8-11e3-b7ed-001a4bcf6878.html#.UgfuY9Y-OMM.facebook
 WITN.com: http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/School-Boards-NC-Budget-Cuts-Create-Classroom-Staffing-Challenges-217867631.html
 Rocky Mount Telegram: http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/40-teacher-assistants-lose-jobs-2116891
 The Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/sections/news/local/hours-randolph%E2%80%99s-145-teacher-assistants-cut.html
 The Daily Herald: http://www.rrdailyherald.com/news/roanoke-rapids-teacher-bonus-tied-to-attendance/article_7c1c0626-05c9-11e3-8970-0019bb2963f4.html
 The Laurinburg Exchange: http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/2338510/Schools-to-cut-assistant-salaries
 The Stanly News and Press: http://thesnaponline.com/x1981931254/Stanly-County-School-Board-trims-teaching-assistant-hours
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